Story: Demarcating the Boundaries of Madurai with a Snake

Tiruvilayadal Puranam

Man worshipping at Sivalingam, Temple, Snake outlining a village

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva